Fears, hopes, & enduring coronavirus

A few weeks ago I took my camera, walked outside and asked strangers questions about their hopes and fears during this unprecedented time.

Although this was shot before quarantines, social distancing, and stay-in-place orders became commonplace, I was able to maintain 6ft+ distance by shooting this on a long lens and wireless sound.

Shot on the RED Scarlet-W. Music composed and all content created by Benjamin Reece.

As an update on my career I am now helping lead pivot to digital platforms that build a safe space for deep trust in Fortune 500s.

As COVID-19 started to ramp up its impact on the globe in early March, I have been reflecting on how I want to document my experience. I intend to keep personally documenting and creating but I don’t know how long we will be able to have real person-to-person contact again.

Until then, I will continue to connect inward and outward. My family is safe, stable, and healthy.

I’m deeply concerned for the vulnerable during this time. But I’m also incredibly optimistic having lived through Katrina and seeing that the best of humanity springs from crisis.

The beauty in me will arise, and I will see the beauty in you.


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